Advent buys from bankrupt Dentix

The largest shareholder in Spain’s dentistry group Vitaldent, Advent International, is acquiring 80 dental clinics from struggling Dentix, and the Dentix brand.

Lockdown and Zoom create cosmetic boom

Demand for aesthetic surgical procedures and cosmetic dentistry is on the rise, fuelled by both a Zoom meeting culture where everyone is aware of their appearance on camera, and the lockdown enabling otherwise undisguisable procedures to remain hidden during recovery.

HBI 2020: Investor interest in hospitals increases while outpatient valuations drop

Investors from varied backgrounds - infrastructure, private equity, and REIT, are all bullish about the prospects for healthcare investment in 2021, according to a panel of experts speaking at the HBI 2020 European Investment Panel discussion. But the pandemic may have 'readjusted the relative value discussion across sectors' according to one private equity investor.

HBI 2020: Dentistry – will we see a truly pan-European group and the COVID bounce back?

At the start of this year, there was a lot of optimism around dentistry. The dental sector was seen as one of the biggest and most exciting opportunities for private operators and investors. Largely unconsolidated across Europe and beyond, many asked ‘when will we see a truly pan-European operator'? COVID derailed all expectations of the year but with a vaccine now in play, what are the prospects for consolidation and expansion? HBI 2020 gathered a panel of experts to find out more.

HBI 2020: Medtech and services – new partnerships and opportunities

The relationship between medtech and its customers is changing. No longer is medtech wheeled out for a one-off purchase. Long-term partnerships are being built, and patients and providers are benefitting. An expert panel at HBI 2020 explored the burgeoning relationship between medtech and services, and some of the challenges this presented.

European mid-market deals return but top end still quiet

Middle-market M&A is picking up again across healthcare sub-sectors in Europe, but investors are still reluctant to take the leap on larger assets. We round up where deals are - and aren't happening, and why. There is close to €1.2bn revenue up for grabs in the dentistry sector, nearly €1bn in the psychiatry sector, and around €750m in other outpatient services like ophthalmology and IVF.

Interview: Klaus Boehncke, Partner, L.E.K. Consulting 

What can you do with AI and big data today and what will be possible within three years? Why has adoption been slower than you might have expected? And what sort of role should health care providers look to play? HBI gets an expert view from digital, technology and business strategy expert Klaus Boehncke, partner at L.E.K. Consulting, who is chairing the Best Practice Workshop: Delivering Digital Excellence: A Framework for Success at HBI 2020 in two weeks.

CEE – a land of opportunity?

With 125 million people - 80 million of whom live in the big four (Poland, Romania, Czechia and Hungary) - CEE is a large and diverse market. But is it a tempting one? HBI-365 members heard an expert panel in our CEE State of the Regions broadcast suggest that while COVID is creating huge problems across the world, it is also creating opportunities in Central and Eastern Europe.

DACH operators should feel positive about 2021

Despite one of the panellists at HBI's DACH-State of the Regions broadcast last week labelling 2020 "the wildest year in recent history in the healthcare sector", there are lots of reasons to feel positive about Europe's German-speaking countries as we look towards the new year.

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